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Thai Democrat Party announces shadow cabinet

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BANGKOK, 6 September 2011 (NNT) – The opposition Democrat Party has set up a shadow cabinet of its own under the leadership of Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva in an effort to keep its eye on the Pheu Thai-led government’s operations.

After a meeting of Democrat Party executives, Democrat Party Spokesperson Chavanond Intarakomalyasut stated that the executives had approved the establishment of a shadow cabinet as well as 34 working committees with an aim to keep a close vigilance on the Government’s work.

Apart from probing and criticizing the authorities’ operations, Mr Chavanond insisted that the shadow cabinet would also be active in presenting useful, constructive suggestions. Its weekly meeting is set to take place every Wednesday, starting on 7 September.

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has been appointed as Shadow Prime Minister and Defense Minister. His deputies comprise Mr Korn Chatikavanij, Mr Chamni Sakdiset, Mr Kiat Sittheeamorn and Mr Kasit Piromya.

Mr Suthep Thaugsuban has been tasked with overseeing the Shadow Interior Ministry while Mr Chuti Krairiksh, Mr Apirak Kosayodhin and Mr Ong-art Klampaiboon are in charge of the Shadow Ministries of Finance, Commerce and Foreign Affairs respectively.

Read more: NNT

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